Didier Deschamps is focussing in stifling Lionel Messi to hurt Argentina in their Round of 16 match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Saturday but the France manager must also look to get the best out of his own players.France advanced to the knockout stages as Group C toppers are wins over Australia and Peru and a 0-0 draw against Denmark but the story has been far from rosy.France, despite having some of the brightest young talents in the world, have not exuded dominance. Despite sailing through smoothly, they have not been at their menacing best.Argentina, on the other hand, barely scraped through. After a draw with Iceland in their opener, they were completely outclassed by Croatia. In the final match, they needed a late winner from Marcus Rojo to beat Nigeria and book their place in the last 16.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEDespite the fact that French stars are yet to truly arrive at the biggest stage in world football, the narrative behind France vs Argentina has largely been dominated by Argentina’s over-reliance on Messi and their difficult path to the last 16.At his news conference on Friday, Deschamps was asked repeatedly how France would stop Messi, and he answered patiently until a fourth such query triggered a small sigh of exasperation.ROUND OF 16 LINEUP & SCHEDULE”This player is outstanding so we have to take a number of precautions,” the former World Cup-winning captain said.Starving Messi of the ball by winning the midfield battle would seem the obvious starting point for Deschamps’ precaution-taking.advertisementCroatia managed to blanket Messi by having Ivan Strinic and Marcelo Brozovica screen behind midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, and take turns at running with the Argentine danger man.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018: Who plays who in the round of 16N’Golo Kante and Blaise Matuidi may be pressed into similar stopping roles, and Deschamps could elect to revert to a more conservative 4-2-3-1 formation with Matuidi covering the left wing rather than a more attacking option such as Messi’s Barcelona team mate Ousmane Dembele.Concentrating too much on Messi, however, could also prove stifling for France’s attack which has shown itself to be a collection of expensive moving parts yet to move in synch.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 – STATSDeschamps sacrificed a golden chance for them to gel by shaking up his side for the 0-0 draw against Denmark, which secured qualification but did little to improve team cohesion.Another shake-up looms for the Argentina match, with Deschamps unlikely to have teenage juggernaut Kylian Mbappe starting on the bench again or to rest Paul Pogba.Also read – World Cup 2018: Messi gets face-saving Kazan mural to match Ronaldo’sAntoine Griezmann’s form is another concern and Deschamps has yet to find a combination that can get the best from the striker.With no clear sense of direction being set by Deschamps’ selections, it may be up to the players to find their own way to deal with Messi.(With Reuters inputs)
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSunday, May 13th, the U.S. Airmail Service celebrated its 100 year anniversary.Dave Scott was live at Gillespie Field and the Allen Airways Flying Museum to get the details.To honor the occasion and raise awareness, three vintage biplanes will retrace the pioneering West Coast airmail route, Contract Air Mail 8 (CAM), from San Diego to Seattle, May 13-18, 2018. Vintage planes to recreate historic flight Posted: May 13, 2018 Dave Scott, Dave Scott May 13, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1024282785085906947 From dressing to impress to getting—and staying—connected with the right network, here are some go-to techniques for kick-starting a career in the music industryLakeia BrownGRAMMYs Mar 19, 2019 – 6:03 pm As college graduation season quickly approaches, most seniors have begun the search for their “dream job” in musc. While it’s an exciting time, the quest can be daunting, especially when applying to roles in an industry as competitive as the music biz. So how do you stand out? GRAMMY U provided answers and so much more at last week’s GRAMMY U Industry Insights: How to Get the Job workshop in downtown Manhattan. A packed room of recent- and soon-to-be- college graduates received pointers from a panelists of pros: Madison Rozynek (The Madison Square Garden Company), Ian Rifkin (Universal Music Group), Christine Schworn (Sirius XM) and Lisa Hauptman (Downtown Music Publishing). Here are a few valuable tips for landing the dream job. (L-R): Lisa Hauptman, Christine Schworn, Ian Rifkin, Madison Rozynek, Jessica McDevitt1. Dress the PartThe entertainment industry is known for pushing boundaries, but that behavior doesn’t apply to interview etiquette. While the dress code is casual to business casual for most of the music industry, always show up to an interview in professional attire. A general rule: It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. Keep it business professional and leave the boundary pushing until your first day on the job.2. “Thank You…” NextThank you is never a bad idea, especially after an interview. Be sure to ask for a business card or an email address, and follow up with a quick note expressing your continued interest in the job and try to include something personal that was discussed during the interview. If you want to go the extra mile, “hand written notes will always make you stand out,” says Christine Schworn, Recruiter & Talent Acquisition, Sirius XM. And remember, it typically takes about six weeks from interview to hire, so be patient.3. Play Your Position Dream big but make sure your experience matches the job. How do you know if you qualify? Read the job description thoroughly, and be honest with yourself. Recent graduates typically land Department and Executive Assistant roles at entertainment companies to get into the door. Don’t shy away from these roles, even the temporary jobs, because they often lead to bigger opportunities says, Ian Rifkin, Manager of Internship Programs & Campus Recruiting, Universal Music Group. Network, work hard and you’ll be ready for the next level soon. Twitter 5 Ways To Land Your Music Dream Job put-your-dreams-work-5-ways-land-your-ideal-music-job Facebook News Email Put Your Dreams To Work: 5 Ways To Land Your Ideal Music Job 4. Circle of LifeRemember opportunities exists everywhere, even among friends. Getting an informational with a senior level executive at a dream job is great, but you can also create opportunities within your circle of peers. “Network within your circle,” says Lisa Hauptman, Global Head of People, Downtown Music Publishing. Remember to not only look up, but across. Your peers are the next round of executives.5. Stay Linked and AwareLinkedIn, LinkedIn, LinkedIn. Recruiters utilize the career site as a tool to identify candidates so keep your LinkedIn profile up to date, and if you don’t have an account, sign up, says Madison Rozynek, Recruiting Coordinator, The Madison Square Garden Company. Be sure to use an appropriate picture and follow companies that reflect your interests. And remember, LinkedIn isn’t the only space recruiters use for online research. Your social accounts are a reflection of you. Be mindful of what you post.Want More?: Check Out These 5 Surefire Ways To Make It In The Music IndustryRead more
Facebook said its investigation found that individuals used fake accounts and joined various groups to disseminate their content and increase engagement.ReutersFacebook Inc said on Monday it was removing 687 pages and accounts linked to India’s main opposition Congress party, just days before voting begins in a general election, because of “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on the social media platform.The announcement marks a rare action from Facebook against a prominent political party in a country where it has more than 300 million users, the highest in the world.Facebook said its investigation found that individuals used fake accounts and joined various groups to disseminate their content and increase engagement. Their posts included local news and criticism of political opponents such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Facebook said.”While the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our review found that it was connected to individuals associated with an INC (Indian National Congress) IT Cell,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy at Facebook, said in a statement.Gleicher added that Facebook was removing accounts based on their behaviour, not the content they posted.India’s staggered election, scheduled to begin on April 11, will end on May 19.Two of the samples shared by Facebook were of posts that criticized Modi’s initiatives and called for supporting the Congress party and its president, Rahul Gandhi.The social media giant also said it was removing 103 pages, groups and accounts, also for inauthentic behaviour, as part of a network which originated in Pakistan and was linked to employees of the Inter-Service Public Relations department of the Pakistani military.Facebook has faced increasing pressure from authorities around the world, including the Indian government, to ensure its platform is not abused for political gains or to spread misinformation, especially ahead of elections.Facebook has toughened up its rules governing political advertisements in India and many other countries to increase transparency.Last week, Facebook removed a social media network in the Philippines and took the unusual step of linking it to a businessman who said he had managed the president’s online election campaign in 2016. It has taken similar actions recently against accounts in Russia and Iran.Separately, Facebook said it had also removed another 227 pages and 94 accounts in India for violating its policies against spam and misrepresentation.
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Explore further Bruce Power – Canada’s first private nuclear generating company – is considering including a hydrogen storage and distribution component to go along with a large scale wind farm, all presently sharing the main electrical transmission line in Bruce County, Ontario. The province’s first commercial wind farm, Huron Wind, is located on the shore of Lake Huron. Its five wind turbines provide a maximum output power of 9 MW. Additional large scale wind farms are located close by, using the same transmission lines.Bruce Power’s nuclear power plant, located about 250 km northwest of Toronto, consists of six reactors. Together, the reactors generate a total output power of 4,830 MW, which supplies more than 20% of Ontario’s electricity.Using hydrogen as a storage and distribution method for the electricity generated by the wind farm and nuclear plant from the same region could have several potential benefits. When the cost of electricity is low, for example, the company could store part of its electricity production as hydrogen, and then sell it back to the electricity market when the price increases. Similarly, electricity could be stored as hydrogen when there is not enough line capacity to transfer it all at once. In periods of low winds, hydrogen storage could help make up for the variability and in periods of high winds and constrained transmission capacities, hydrogen could be used to store the electricity. In the future, the hydrogen itself could be sold to a hydrogen market, which could be more profitable than selling it back to the electricity market. However, costs of the initial investment, production, and operation won’t be matched by the profit solely from storing electricity as hydrogen, according to the study by Gregor Taljan and Gregor Verbič from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Claudio Cañizares and Michael Fowler from the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Even with an optimistic hydrogen production efficiency of 60% through electrolysis, the researchers’ evaluation shows that the electricity stored as hydrogen would need to be sold to the electricity market at a high price that rarely happens in order for the scheme to be profitable. As the researchers demonstrate, the selling price of electricity would need to be about four times the buying electricity price for the hydrogen system to profit from storing electricity. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A recent case study on using hydrogen to store the electricity generated by a mix of wind and nuclear power in Ontario, Canada, has shown that the hydrogen addition won’t be worth the cost, at least not at the current state of hydrogen technology development. Citation: Hydrogen-Wind-Nuclear Plant in Ontario Not Currently Worthwhile, Study Shows (2008, August 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-08-hydrogen-wind-nuclear-ontario-worthwhile.html Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer “This study is very important from the viewpoint of finding synergies between electrical energy and chemical energy stored in hydrogen,” Taljan told PhysOrg.com. “The study shows that currently, hydrogen is not profitable solely for electricity storage. On the other hand, it might be economically acceptable to produce hydrogen from electricity at advantageous electricity/hydrogen prices. Furthermore, hydrogen is shown to be a highly favorable option when there are electricity transmission constraints in the area, limiting sales of electricity of a power producer.”As the researchers explain, hydrogen storage might be an economically feasible option for storing electricity in times of insufficient electricity transmission line capacities, which would otherwise be dumped. This could be especially true in cases where the upgrade of transmission systems is not an option due to various reasons (such as remote location, resistance of local population, etc.).The study also showed that a hydrogen sub-system for producing hydrogen could be profitable if there is sufficient hydrogen demand. For instance, transportation applications (such as cars, trains, and planes) could provide a market for buying hydrogen produced by a mixed wind-nuclear plant. “Hydrogen production might become profitable when the Hydrogen Economy becomes fully mature, i.e. when the demand, and correspondingly prices, for hydrogen increases (expected mainly from the transportation sector),” Taljan said. “This might happen when the prices of fossil fuels rise as a result of many different possible factors (e.g. shrinking reserves, higher demand, political instabilities, CO2 emissions trading schemes). In this scenario, hydrogen might become a real fossil fuel substitute option which will drive up the hydrogen demand and prices, making the hydrogen production a lucrative business. “In this context, it is also important that research into hydrogen production, storage, transmission, distribution and consumption components ‘wins the battle’ with the electron economy, where the energy carrier is considered to be electricity. Those two economies compete in many different areas, such as efficiencies, durability, and prices. Currently, hydrogen is advantageous in terms of higher energy density and durability but still lags in efficiencies.”The team’s investigation into the feasibility of hydrogen is further elaborated in two other recent studies. “Hydrogen storage for mixed wind–nuclear power plants in the context of a Hydrogen Economy,” which is published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, deals with how the excess oxygen and heat utilizations would improve the economics of hydrogen systems primarily designed for storing of electricity. The second study, “Study of Mixed Wind-Nuclear-Hydrogen Power Plants,” which is going to be presented at this year’s North American Power Symposium in Calgary, demonstrates that hydrogen is not economically feasible for the sole purpose of storing electricity, in spite of residual heat and oxygen utilization, and based on current hydrogen production and utilization technologies.More information: Taljan, Gregor; Cañizares, Claudio; Fowler, Michael; and Verbič, Gregor. “The Feasibility of Hydrogen Storage for Mixed Wind-Nuclear Power Plants.” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 23, Issue 3, August 2008.Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.